Cherie and I are preparing to go visit an orphanage in Oanaminthe, Haiti.
I’ll probably blog about the trip when we’re back. In the meantime, check out the website, and consider supporting these folks, as they try to bring a little hope to a miserable suffering place. http://www.danitaschildren.org/
The orphanage was started by Danita Estrella, whose remarkable story can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oc6YPqEsLNA&feature=related
Haiti is by far the poorest nation in this hemisphere. Disease and malnutrition is rampant. Unemployment is so high that they don’t even keep track of it. Child slavery is common, and social injustice is the norm. The country’s enviroment has been destroyed by decades of abuse and irresponsibility. Most of the people there live in abject poverty, almost beyond our imaginations.
Haiti is only 600 miles from Florida. These are our neighbors.